Another O&M player exits Singapore for Kuala Lumpur

Following McDermott, Technip and Saipem, Subsea 7 will relocate its regional headquarters by third quarter 2016. -The Business Times

Sharp picks Hon Hai offer over state-backed fund rescue: Source

Hon Hai, also known as Foxconn and one of Apple Inc's key iPhone assemblers, offered over 700 billion yen (S$8.4 billion) for Sharp. -Reuters

Market stability key when assessing property cooling measures: Shanmugam

He also stressed that the property market does not exist in a vacuum but is linked to Singapore's economy. -BT

5 things Singaporeans should do in the 2016 economic slowdown

The gloomy outlook is expected to result in higher retrenchment figures, a slowdown in employment and horrible news for a whole bunch of industries. -MoneySmart

Maersk merges regional operations, expects more Singapore-based jobs

The firm is also expected to cut 4,000 of the 23,000 on-land job positions worldwide. -AsiaOne

Metro Holdings group MD, Jopie Ong, dies

The group managing director of retailer and property firm Metro Holdings, Mr Jopie Ong Hie Koan, died last night. -The Straits Times

Malaysian PM Najib Razak named Asia Pacific's worst finance minister

The magazine said that 2015 had been a challenging year for the Malaysian economy, with a "double whammy" of the 1MDB scandal and the collapse in oil prices. -AsiaOne

Short-sellers circle Singapore's stock market

SGX saw its total short selling surge from S$3.2 billion in December to S$5.6 billion in January, representing 25 per cent of total volume. -CNBC

Singapore still second-freest economy: Survey

But score gap between country and HK, which is in top spot, widens from last year. -ST

10 essential home loan terms you should know

Since buying a home is probably one of your biggest life expenses, it pays to know what you're dealing with when you apply for one. -Get.com

Investors, scared of China's markets, were lured by $10.8b Ponzi scheme

Ezubao attracted investors with promises of annual interest payments of 9-14.6 per cent in return for funding leasing projects, but instead used the money paid in by new investors to pay off earlier ones. -CNBC

Fewer job vacancies in 2015, but still more than number of jobseekers: MOM

In the period between July and September, there were 116 job openings per 100 job seekers. -AsiaOne

Yahoo to look at strategic alternatives, cut jobs, alongside spin-off

Investors were not immediately impressed, sending Yahoo shares down 1.2 per cent after hours. -Reuters

Proposals on CPF payouts, returns will take more time

'Complex investment issues' lead to new target deadline - by first half of this year. -ST

Pacific rim nations sign US-led TPP trade deal amid protests

While New Zealand Prime Minister John Key and US Trade Representative Mike Froman led the ceremonial signing, protestors blocked roads outside. -AFP
 

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